MiniNews May 21st, 2021

A Message from Our Principal

Dear ELE Families,

The only thing standing between us and summer break is one very busy last week of school!  We will be celebrating with a spirit week and some fun activities mixed in with finishing our learning goals for the year.

Monday – School Spirit Day

Wear your purple gear/school spirit wear.


Tuesday – Our Future is Bright Day

Light up the day in your neon clothes.


Wednesday – SOARing Toward Summer

Wear your vacation-vibe outfit!


Thursday – Dress to Impress Day

Wear your fancy clothes and help us celebrate our fifth graders!


Friday – Team Spirit Day

Show us who you cheer for in your favorite team gear!


Additional details about activities will be shared as needed by your child’s teacher.

This year has been different, and it has been hard on all of us.  It’s hard to find the right words to describe how I’m feeling as we bring it to a close.  I’m sad about many of the traditions that we’ve missed out on, but I’m excited about new ones that will come from this experience. This year has proven that the ELE Family is STRONG.  I am so proud of what we have been able to accomplish together.

I look forward to having time this summer to reflect and I will be sharing a 20-21 School Year Family Survey soon. Your input will be very helpful as our team begins planning and preparing for the new school year!

Thank you for all that you do to support the ELE Family.  Have a wonderful weekend!


Crystal Lail

PTA President’s Points

Happy Friday Hawks!Just one more week! It is time to celebrate all we have accomplished! Sounds like the weather is ready for summer too, highs in the 90’s, phew!!

Thank you to all who ordered yearbooks, Art By Me pieces and placed orders through our Follett Book Fair! The PTA is very grateful for your support and hope that you enjoy your treasures!
Don’t forget School Supply Kits are still available! Save time, gas and money by purchasing your child’s school supplies for next year by June 1st!
Need some ELE Spirit gear?!? Look no further than the ELE Spirit Store! Visit the webpage and click the link to go shopping!
Looking for a way to get more involved with PTA? We would love to have you! We still have Committee Coordinator positions available, these are a great way to get more involved at ELE and are so beneficial to the students and staff! Contact Sarah Johnson, Nominating Committee Chair, at for more details!

Have a great weekend!A Few Reminders and Updates


24-28         End of Year Activities Stay Tuned

27           Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony

28           Last Day of School


1           School supply kits orders due!


School Supply Kits

School Supply Kits–ORDER NOW!
Online orders are now open for school supply kits for next year. The kits include all the items on the grade level lists, and we pass our 18% group ordering discount directly to you.  There is also no sales tax! Remember to order for the grade your student will be in NEXT FALL as the company has a no-returns policy!  All boxes will be delivered directly to the school for pick up at open house.  Please share with your neighbors that may have kindergarteners as well.  Ordering will be open until the end of the school year. Questions?  Contact Sarah Blackwell at
To order go to:
Account number for ELE: 4925

It should list “Elizabeth Lane Elementary” and have a link for each of the grades.  Select the grades you wish to purchase.  Shipping address will automatically fill for the school.


Summer Reading Opportunities

Need some summer reading ideas/resources?
Check out the ELE Summer Reading Interactive Classroom by clicking here!

In order to continue our partnership with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library, we are encouraging our ELE Hawks to participate in the  ‘Summer Break’ reading program.  Fill your summer with adventure through books and creative activities from June 7-August 14, 2021. The Summer Break program lets you track your activities online for the chance to win prizes. Click here to register.


Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program encourages our readers to transport themselves someplace magical or historical by reading 8 books in order to earn a free book.  For more information and to get a reading journal, click here or visit any B&N store. No purchase necessary. You may turn in  your reading journal anytime between July 1-August 31, 2021. Spend your lazy, hazy days of summer with a good book!
Do you have a rising 6th grader? Be sure to visit the middle school’s website and look for summer reading requirements. Click here for a list of books and the assignment details.

Birthday Thank You!

Thank you to the following students who celebrated their birthdays by adding a new book to the ELE Media Center!

May:  Will K., Nathan M., Lake H., Elliott M., Daniel R., Braden H., Annaleigh A. and Vlada B.
June:  Lilly D. and Lyla R.
July:  Isaac D., Adalyn M., Mason G., Seona G., and Emily W.
We hope you had/have a wonderful birthday and thanks again for the new book for the media center. These books will be enjoyed by many readers.
NOTE: The ELE Birthday Book program will return in August 2021!